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The day after the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Appeal No. 2018-2140 (Fed. Cir., Oct. 31, 2019), the Federal Circuit issued a pair of precedential orders in appeals of inter partes reviews and covered business method reviews. Appellant Customedia Tech sought to avail itself of the Arthrex decision to have adverse decisions vacated on the grounds that the Patent Trial and Appeals Board was constituted in a manner that violated the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution.